Pregnant woman accused of fatally shooting companion

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Coconino County Sheriff's deputies say a pregnant woman has been arrested after telling law enforcement she shot and killed the father of her child and unborn baby.

Sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair said Saturday the 43-year-old suspect faces one count of second-degree murder and three counts of tampering with evidence.

She told a deputy Friday about the shooting. Blair says deputies went to her Doney Park residence and saw the body of a 54-year-old man.

According to Blair, the victim and the suspect have lived together for five years and share a 3-year-old child, who was in the house at the time of the killing.

The suspect is pregnant with their second child.

Authorities are withholding the victim and suspect's names because of the ongoing investigation.

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